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|Main Title||Life Cycle Analysis: Its Place in Waste Management.|
|Author||Bridges, J. S. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Solid waste management ; Municipalities ; Meetings ; Decision making ; Local government ; Solid waste abatement ; Earth fills ; Product development ; Production engineering ; Waste stream ; Service life ; Consumers ; Trends ; Concepts ; Professional personnel ; Presentation ; Reprints ; LCA(Life Cycle Assessment) ; ISWM(Integrated Solid Waste Management)|
Reducing waste at the source requires analyzing the waste stream and making appropriate adjustments such as a process change, material change and/or operational change. There is a management gap between these adjustments to reduce waste by the producer and consumer and the actual management of the generated wastes by the waste management professional. The LCA concept supports the producer, consumer, and waste management professional in taking a systems approach in determining and understanding the waste stream. The purpose of the paper is to discuss how LCA can be the tool to assist waste management decision makers.